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Since when was a new OS less demanding then a previous OS?
95 needed a better computer than 3.1
98 needed a better computer than 95
I don't personally know about 2000...but is probably the same
XP needed a better computer than 98
Vista needs a better computer than XP
This is true, but you also have to consider the fact that MS knowingly withheld information from the consumer i.e. Allowed major manufacturers to slap on the "Vista Ready" sticker onto PC's that can only run Vista Basic. They said a long time before Vista came out. "Buy our Vista ready PC's and enjoy our Home Premium edition". This is why there is a major court case on this very fact. In the end it's still the same, MS offered a new project to a mass population but limited to only those who can spend $1600 dollars on a rig that can do "ok" in Vista with 4-5 apps open. It's terrible business by MS, but I mean what do you expect, they own the PC market. Same thing would happen if Intel finally ran AMD out of business "basically already happening". Intel would slack off, build the cheapest processors that do "ok" and jack up the price $100 bucks. It's called corporate business and the only things that can be done about it are Government interjection and mass protest/people stop buying the product.
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I refuse to listen to anything written by a Harvard man.....I'm a Yalie
You shall subdue yourself to their rants!!!!

*The computer shall control you*
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post #13 of 64
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Originally Posted by jonny1989 View Post

Like being able to change all the information if a MP3 file such as Album, Artist, ECT by just clicking properties. Which I can't do in XP without having to install another program.
sure you can (in xp). right click > properties > summary tab > advanced

then just click/edit each field you need to change
    
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I refuse to listen to anything written by a Harvard man.....I'm a Yalie
When you guys manage to beat us in football, then we'll talk. I think it was 37-4 this year, right?
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I mentioned this in another thread, but several of our customer's _cannot_ use vista due to the fact once vista is installed the machine attempts to communicate with an outside server randomly during the day and every time they insert a DVD with any sort of DRM stuff. A strict violation of the internal security of those sites. Both companies have communicated this behavior to M$, but are getting the runaround. They are currently re-writing all of their apps for linux because of this problem. One application is done and in the testing/acceptance phase. 2 left.

The added benefit? Lower cost of the HW and SW since they do not need such a powerful system to run the app.

Downside? learning to code for linux...
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6 Months ago, this thread would be 30 pages long already.

Xp is a thing of the past...

The only reason to keep XP is for 400 points better in 3dmark06. How someone with a brand new $1000+ PC can stand on a soapbox and politic for a 7 year old OS that despite 3 service packs is less stable and does not support Dx10 (for your SLI'ed GTS') is beyond me. With enthusiast support for XP gone, the blind masses will soon follow.

To each their own I suppose...
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6% of businesses will be able to run it? I call BS on that one. Pretty much every computer made in the last couple of years, even the cheap ones will run it. My 4 year computer can run it for gods sake.
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I think the problem lies with manufactures like Dell who's PC aren't up to code for the latest operating system.
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sure you can (in xp). right click > properties > summary tab > advanced

then just click/edit each field you need to change

Thanks I didn't see that. I keept trying to click in the names and stuff in the summary tab. You don't have to click "Advanced" in Vista to change it. Thanks for the help.
    
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Downside? learning to code for linux...
This is more than a downside. This is more like cost increasing stupidity. Why you would want to train users to use a different operating system just to save a few dollars on slightly more powerful hardware. If you have the power to run Vista, it is quite nice. The transition is so much better than the last time (Win 98 > Win2000 > Win Millenium > Xp > Sp1, 2, 3). That was painful... If you purchased a computer during one of those phases you could get caught with a terrible OS. Microsoft learned a lot from that previous fiasco but people with short memory's complain about anything.

It's not like the applications that are coming out are any less hardware intensive. Ultimately you will have to upgrade.
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